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  • Karim Coulibaly lost his leg fighting for Ivorian President Alison Ouattara in post electoral bloodshed a decade ago.

  • But with a presidential election on Saturday, Coulibaly says he feels abandoned by politicians.

  • Ouattara, like any of the other candidates, has lost his support.

  • I'm very disappointed with ALS, the politicians in general, because politics should first start in the neighborhood where you campaign.

  • They're the ones who are supposed to help you be there to support you when you need to present your grievances to the administration so they could take care of you.

  • Up to 3000 people died in the 2010 2011 conflict after Lauren Gbagbo refused to accept defeat.

  • Toe Ouattara Pretty Bali, a former bus driver, fears that history will repeat.

  • Nearly 30 people have been killed in clashes and protests since Water announced he would stand with third term, a decision prompted by the unexpected death of his handpicked successor.

  • Everybody says politics should be about respect.

  • You must not give body and soul to the point of finding yourself in the situation I'm in today because politicians are ungrateful.

  • He wants young people like 25 year old entrepreneur Aboubakar Kareem, tow avoid the same sacrifices he made in 2010.

  • Back then, Kareem was a teenager watching fierce battles rage across the capital Abuja.

  • John.

  • Today he runs a cartography business using drones believes the younger generation should be involved in politics.

  • It's important that our voice counts in the development of our country, and that is why I will vote it.

  • But not everyone feels the same.

  • Ouattara's two main rivals say his third term is unconstitutional and have called for an election boycott.

  • Less than half of the country's 7.5 million registered voters have claimed their voting cards.

  • That makes another victory for Ouattara.

  • More likely.

  • What is less clear is whether violence will return to threaten the lives of a new generation.

Karim Coulibaly lost his leg fighting for Ivorian President Alison Ouattara in post electoral bloodshed a decade ago.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/30
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